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Preston Poulter and John T. Lamont v. Ali "Dean" Assaf, Victoria C. Kundert, and Ethan van Sciver (2021)The second lawsuit related to ComicsGate has arrived!
Preston Poulter and John T. Lamont are suing Ethan van Sciver, Victoria C. Kundert, and Ali "Dean" Assaf for Defamation, Slander Per Se, and Cyber Libel in the United States District Court for the Northern District of Texas. The presiding judge is James E. Kinkeade.
On a side note, this lawsuit is the first time a Kiwi Farms user is actually suing not one but two other Kiwi Farms users.
Please note this OP will be updated as more information comes out.
The Parties (and their lawyers)
Preston Poulter (@PocketJacks) - Poulter is a known detractor of Ethan van Sciver and the ComicsGate movement who hosts a YouTube series known as "Last Week in ComicsGate" (archive). Poulter is a comic book writer himself and once tried to trademark the "ComicsGate" branding to use for his own purposes, but was rejected. However, users on Kiwi Farms may know him as the guy who got pegged in cuck porn (the only time anything from the ComicsGate thread made it to the front page of this site).
John T. Lamont - I will refer to @Smug Freiza's post because it not only gives info about who Lamont is but also what lies at the heart of this case:
CG: The L Words
A giant scandal was just revealed on DA Talks and @VIkkiVerse's latest CGDG stream, in that a creator of Preston Poulter's Comicsgate™ and several others were sharing lolicon (cp) in Preston's discord server. The individual in question is one John Lamont, who was previously an entrant in Preston's Comic Contest which took place last year, a contributor to Preston's now defunct Comicsgate™ shared universe and a regular guest on Preston's writer's streams. According to the video previously put out by DA Talks, John Lamont and Preston are old friends from Preston's time living in Los Angeles.
I decided to investigate this further myself to see if there was any truth to the claims and was shocked at the degeneracy that continues to abound within Preston's Comicsgate™ faction. When searching for the term "loli" in Preston's server, I was surprised to discover 40 results, which is obviously 40 too many.
Obviously all images will be censored from here on out.
The majority of the results appear to stem of this John T Lamont, Larry M Holder and another individual called "Can" sharing lolicon pictures and debating the morality of lolicon between themselves in a channel described as a "MGTOW-redpill-blackpill" channel. Again I must stress that the images have been censored so not to break site rules and will be spoilered below.
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A further deep dive into this John Lamont reveals that he also has lolicon favorited on his Deviant Art account and according to archives, recently went DFE probably in response to DA Talks video. Again the images below will be censored and spoilered so not to break site rules.
Deviant Art Gallery Favorite:
Deviant Art loli "Meyow" Collection:
ArchiveExplore the Meyow collection - the favourite images chosen by jtl2 on DeviantArt.www.deviantart.com
His Deviant art homepage features some of the examples he shared in Preston's discord.
ArchiveCheck out jtl2's art on DeviantArt. Browse the user profile and get inspired.www.deviantart.com
Oddly enough the response has been rather conciliatory towards the sharing of lolicon, with Otis Stein creator and Kiwifarms member @Skinny describing it as a "gay op". I'm sure Skinny can give us a detailed description about how DA Talks hacked John Lamont's account and shared lolicon in Preston's server?
Skinny is not the only prominent anti-CG personality to be featured in Preston's lolicon server, other such members include @edwin_boyette, Bean from PA, Douglas Ernst, Lorenzo Sleestak and another degenerate Preston orbiter Daddy Darth Lunga [dox].
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In Lunga's defense however, he appears to be one of the sole voices telling Preston that the sharing of lolicon in his server is a bad idea, so I guess I have to give credit where credit is due.
Well its about that time again folks...
John T Lamont / John Thomas Lamont / JTL2 / jtl2dotnet / Optical Illusion Studios / jtlois /NAME: John Thomas Lamont
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D.O.B: December 1981
PH NO: (424) 646-1274
7438 Gates Cir
Spring Hill, Florida 34606
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Poulter and Lamont
UPDATE (06/17/2021): Poulter and Lamont relieved The Fein Law Firm of their services.
UPDATE (06/25/2021): Poulter and Lamont have employed Jeremy M. Masten of The Masten Law Firm, PLLC, and Mohammed 'Sameer' Ahmed of The Ahmed Law Firm, PLLC. Jeremy Masten will be lead counsel.
Jeremy M. Masten:
Hiking in the Nevada desert Admissions: Texas (all state and federal) 5th Circuit Court of Appeals 10th Circuit Court of Appeals Maryland (state) Education: J.D., Baylor Law School, Waco, Texas (20…
Mohammed 'Sameer' Ahmed:
Ethan van Sciver (@FROG) - Noted comic book artist that has worked on numerous titles for Marvel & DC, especially Green Lantern & The Flash. He is the de facto head of the ComicsGate movement and currently publishes comics under the ALL CAPS brand, such as his own CyberFrog, Kyle Ritter's StarBlades, and, very soon, Richard C. Meyer's Jawbreakers. He also has his own YouTube channel.
UPDATE (08/05/2021): Ethan van Sciver is represented by Scott Houtteman of Houtteman Law, LLC (pro hac vice) and Thomas J. Adair of Adair Law, PLLC.
Thomas J. Adair
Adair' profile from Pierce & O'Neill, LLP: https://www.pierceoneill.com/attorney/thomas-j-adair/
Added his CV to the attachments.
Must be independently practicing now, according to his State Bar Information:
Victoria C. Kundert (@VIkkiVerse) - Better known as VikkiVerse on most platforms, she hosts her own YouTube channel as well as being Dean Assaf's co-host. It should be noted that she has been critical of @FROG in the past, but here she is as a co-defendant with @FROG and being sued by @PocketJacks.
Ali "Dean" Assaf - I will copy and paste a brief overview I gave recently of Assaf:
DA Talks aka Dean Assaf, the brother of Andrew Assaf (Crow of Judgment).
He and his brother were very active at the beginning of Weeb Wars, but grew disillusioned by certain figureheads (mainly ThatUmbrellaGuy, YellowFlash, and Hero Hei). Unfortunately, the brothers had a falling out over @kittenpoptart (GothicSushi) when Crow became one of her simps.
He started releasing expose videos on @MarzGurl, ThatUmbrellaGuy, @kittenpoptart, John Michael Kelly, and got into a slapfight with @Tyne (Liam Gray) that got a spot on one of Nick Rekieta's streams.
Now, Dean co-hosts streams with @VIkkiVerse over ComicsGate (even had @FROG as a guest) and other topics.
UPDATE (08/05/2021): Assaf is representing himself as a Pro Se Litigant.
@PocketJacks and Lamont are claiming comments made by Assaf, @VIkkiVerse, and @FROG on various streams on Assaf's YouTube channel regarding Lamont's choice of artstyle as pedophilic (and by extention calling Lamont a pedophile) and @PocketJacks endorsing such content are defamatory, slander per se, and cyber libel. The Plaintiffs' argue that these "statements were designed to reach third-parties, and to target the Plaintiffs in their homes and cause damage and financial harm to them in their homes and beyond."
As such, they want to be compensated for the "shame, embarrassment, humiliation, and mental pain and anguish" caused by the Defendants. Furthermore, they argue they will "be seriously injured in their reputation, good name, standing in the community, and will be exposed to the hatred, contempt, and ridicule of the public in general as well in their business pursuit." One of them (most likely Lamont) has argued they already suffered from "(1) loss of revenue for downloads and subscriptions to the comic; (2) loss of future sales; and non-economic damages in the form of mental anguish" as a direct cause from the Defendants' statements.
Please note that @PocketJacks and @FROG are also locked in a copyright battle over trademarking "ComicsGate," the filings of which can be found here: https://ttabvue.uspto.gov/ttabvue/v?pnam=Ethan Van Sciver and Antonio J. Malpica
Though their claims to the trademark are embedded in the filings, the outcome of that legal battle has no impact on the decisions of the court in this case.
It should also be noted that @PocketJacks did send a Cease & Desist letter to Assaf prior to filing this lawsuit, which Assaf did an unboxing video of:
The opening documents can be found below: